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Charles Whittingham Memorial Hdcp


What the Nation is saying about the Charles Whittingham Memorial Hdcp...

Tale of a Champion parlayed a ground saving trip into the most significant win of his career, scoring a 10-1 upset in the $200,250 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Read More
  • mdracing69 · Tale of a Champion, winner of the Grade II, $200,250 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap, returned in good order, according to trainer Kristin Mulhall. Mulhall said Tale of a Champion may run next in the Grade III Sunset Handicap July 14. · 318 days ago ·
Triple Grade II winner Slim Shadey will seek his first victory over the Betfair Hollywood Park turf course in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap Saturday.Read More
For the third year in a row, Acclamation wired the field in the Grade I, $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap.Read More
  • Mary Z. · He took it nice and slow through 3/4. He'll have to speed up that giant rear of his for the Read. Very nice return, but we will see the fast Acclamation from now on. · 683 days ago ·
Friday Betfair Hollywood Park Recap – June 8 Cushion Track yielded a trio of wire jobs at a mile and a sixteenth. Stalkers and closers won all three turf races carded (rail at 15 feet). Hat trick for Rafael Bejarano. On the ticket front I tabbed three Primary (Drift King, Jolly Days, Sweet Elation) ...Read More
Acclamation, the champion older male of 2011, will make his first start in eight months when he aims for his third consecutive victory in the Grade I, $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.Read More
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  • manutim · everything looks set.all excited. shame about i'll have another.racing needs heroes although i really did not think he would win. any guesses on what weight acclamation will actually carry? doesn't really concern because he carries me every day. · 684 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · Good sense of humor about the lbs. overweight, manutim. Just sayin' that young Joe Talamo did a fine job riding your horse, too. · 684 days ago ·
Acclamation emerged from his Friday workout “fine,” according to trainer Don Warren and will enter Saturday’s Grade I, $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap at 1 1-4 miles on turf. The 6-year-old will be going for his third straight Whittingham victory.Read More
Who should be Champion Turf Male?Read More
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  • footlick · Mary Z.- I'm not sure he likes soft turf, which might be why they really haven't run him outside of Cal much. If the turf was to his liking, I certainly think he could have taken the Sword Dancer. The fact that he won the Pacific Classic, though has opened up even more options for him in California, so they may opt for a turf and synthetic year. · 840 days ago ·
  • LAZMANNICK · I wouldn’t hold a dismal finish in the Charlestown race against any horse. The track is essentially a bull ring, much like Fairplex, with very sharp turns. The track was also sloppy and sealed. It’s easy to see that he didn’t like that race based on how dismal he ran and yet he bounced back and won his next five in a row. As for the Kilroe Mile, Acclamation isn’t a miler and is zero for two in that particular race. He’s a true router who likes to set a controlled pace and when he can do this is very tough to beat. In fact the only way to beat him in a route when they are planning on taking him to the front is to challenge right from the beginning. · 840 days ago ·
After Breeders' Cup chaos, maybe it is Acclamation who could be the big winner...Read More
Sure Acclamation could have easily won the Sunset Handicap (Grade III) on closing day at Hollywood Park coming off wins...Read More
We have already gone over the Horse of the Decade debate thousands of times, some say Curlin, some say Ghostzapper, some say Invasor, or some say Zenyatta. But, one thing we haven’t discussed is who was the best horse to race in California last decade.Read More
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  • LAZMANICK · Dubby…………sorry I took so long to get back to you, but your feelings towards horses caught me be surprise and I’ve spent the morning crying. I think I can hold myself together to respond to you………..My response regarding Rachel is simply because you denigrate everything that Zenyatta has ever accomplished. Actually your long winded BS in denigrating Zenyatta and praising Rachel has probably turned a lot of people off towards Rachel…………….JMO, but probably shared by legions of others………..There is no doubt that Lava Man had a great career in terms of winning important races, even though he beat up on what you always call weak Cali G1 competition and couldn’t win outside the State. But the term is best of the decade and how can you call a horse that has lost numerous times to claimers, lost 25 races within the State, raced within the State 42 times, winning 17 or 40%, and didn’t even win the most G1 races within the State during that time…………..Zenyatta is the obvious choice because she won two BC races within the state, more G1 wins and never lost there. If you don’t fancy Zenyatta, then Azeri is the obvious choice. Both were HOY winners. · 1028 days ago ·
  • bryanjones205 · dljffdjfdjlfdjlfjdlk · 1028 days ago ·
For the second straight year, Acclamation followed up a win going a mile and a half on Hollywood Park’s turf course in the Jim Murray Handicap (Grade II) with a victory going a quarter mile less in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (Grade I).Read More
Acclamation became only the second multiple winner of the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap when he wired five opponents in the Grade I Saturday at Hollywood Park.   Repeating his victory of a year earlier, the 5-year-old California bred quickly assumed control under jockey Joe Ta...Read More
“I hope I can do it again,” said trainer Don Warren from his Santa Anita base Thursday as he put the final touches on Acclamation in defense of his crown in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park.   “Everything has gone according to plan,” said Warren, ha...Read More
Acclamation will try to become only the second multiple winner of the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park.   A Grade I at 1 ¼ miles on turf, the Whittingham is the most lucrative of four stakes races Saturday. The others on the 11 race program are the $150...Read More
Bourbon Bay worked seven furlongs in 1:26.80 on the Hollywood Park turf course Sunday in preparation for the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap  Saturday.   The Grade I Whittingham at 1 ¼ miles on grass highlights a program of four stakes that also includes the Honeymoon Handi...Read More
Plenty of catching up to do. Note that I will be covering the June 9 Belmont Park pick six carryover ($930,495) right here on the blog, so please check back early next week for analysis and tickets.  I will also update my Triple Crown Top 10 list on Tuesday, but now it’s time to recap the Fri-S...Read More
Using the same tactics he had in winning the Jim Murray Memorial Handicap three weeks earlier, Acclamation led all the way in capturing the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap on Saturday at Hollywood Park. Giving both trainer Don Warren and jockey Christian Santiago Reyes their first vi...Read More
Saturday’s pick six from Hollywood Park includes the Grade 3 Los Angeles Handicap, and it looks like a match race between Cost of Freedom and M One Rifle. The feature race is the Grade 1 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap for 3-year-olds and up traveling ten furlongs on the turf....Read More
Acclamation, an easy winner of the Jim Murray Memorial Handicap on May 15, will shorten up a bit in search of another turf victory against 11 opponents in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap on Saturday at Hollywood Park. The Whittingham is the richest of three stakes Saturday – alon...Read More
  • mdracing69 · Have not taken a close look at this event yet but my initial reaction is that Loup Breton and Battle of Hastings could be tough at this distance. · 1422 days ago ·
Neil Drysdale, who worked as an assistant for Charlie Whittingham and followed the late training legend into the Racing Hall of Fame, seeks a record-equaling seventh victory in the stake named after his mentor. Two of three Drysdale nominees for the $250,000 Grade I Charles Whittingham Memorial Han...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video06/08/13BHP41 1/4 mT03+ MCharles Whittingham Memorial Hdcp-G2Tale Of A ChampionAll Squared AwayLucky Primo2:01.27
View Details06/09/12BHP101 1/4 mT03+ MCharles Whittingham Memorial Hdcp-G1AcclamationSlim ShadeyUtopian2:01.50
View DetailsView Video06/11/11BHP41 1/4 mT03+ MCharles Whittingham Memorial Hdcp-G1AcclamationCeltic New YearBourbon Bay 2:00.18
View DetailsView Video06/05/10BHP101 1/4 mT03+ MCharles Whittingham Memorial Hdcp-G1AcclamationHyadesBrushburn1:59.45
View DetailsView Video06/06/09BHP91 1/4 mT03+ MCharles Whittingham Memorial Hdcp-G1MidshipsGlobetrotterArtiste Royal2:00.51
View Details06/07/08BHP51 1/4 mT03+ MCharles Whittingham Memorial Hdcp-G1Artiste RoyalMonzanteLava Man1:59.99
View Details06/09/07BHP101 1/4 mT03+ MCharles Whittingham Memorial Hdcp-G1After MarketLava ManObrigado1:58.77
View Details06/10/06BHP61 1/4 mT03+ MCharles Whittingham Memorial Hdcp-G1Lava ManKing's Drama 2:00.29
View Details06/14/03BHP31 1/4 mT03+ MCharles Whittingham Memorial Hdcp-G1Storming HomeMister AcpenCagney2:00.66
View Details05/28/84BHP81 1/2mT03+ MHollywood Invitational Turf Hcp-G1John HenryGalant Vert 2:25.00
View Details05/17/81BHP81 1/2mT0 Hollywood Invitational Turf Hcp-G1John HenryCatermanGalaxy Libra2:27.80
View Details05/26/80BHP81 1/2mT03+ MHollywood Invitational Turf Hcp-G1John HenryBalzacGo West Young Man2:25.40
View Details05/27/73BHP81 1/2mT03+ MHollywood Invitational Turf Hcp-G1Life CycleWing OutCougar II2:25.60
View Details06/24/72BHP81 1/2mT03+ MHollywood Invitational Turf HcpTypecastViolonor Cougar II2:25.80
View Details06/26/71BHP81 1/2mT04+ MHollywood Invitational Turf HcpCougar IIFort MarcyDivide And Rule2:26.40